Had a great day playing with distressed surfaces. A WoW article from Linda Westerman came in and really got me going. Her work is all based on artefacts - especially long buried pieces, very textured, look like grave goods. I decided to write a companion article as the December WoW had got itself unbalanced and needed some machine stuff. Normally it's hard to find good hand-stitching. These magazines take on a like of their own - it happened with Embroidery when I edited it and it often happens now. You commission a good wide range but all kinds of things happen on the way. Talking to other editors, I think it is a universal truth - the mag is out to get you!
Anyway I'm not complaining as it gave me a chance to play with inks and other exciting stuff.
Glad you are enjoying the Val pics. These will be last for a little while. These are from her book on Celtic knots. .
Here's a drawing page
A page on computer design.
. . .came from the drawing at the top and was used for the stitched pieces further down.